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Camagroga

Camagroga
Alfonso Amador
International Competition 2020
Documentary Film
Spain
2019
111 minutes
Catalan,
Spanish
subtitles: 
English

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Alfonso Amador
Xavier Crespo
Alfonso Amador
Alfonso Amador
Alfonso Amador
Sergi Dies
Jorge Salvà
José Serrador
Carles Dènia
Pep Gimeno
Miquel Gil

The Huerta Valenciana is a unique cultural landscape of fields and plantations. For generations this region, mainly planted with perennially rotating crops of tigernuts, artichokes and onions, was regarded as the vegetable garden of Spain. “Camagroga” is a filmic elegy about peasant pride and how it is inscribed in the physiognomies, gestures and postures of the people behind these agricultural products.

Tardor, as autumn is called in the Valencian regional language, is the season when the tigernut straw is burned on the fields to make the winter harvest of the nut-sized bulbs easier. Antonio Ramon and his daughter Inma run a farm of just under four hectares north of Valencia – hardly a profitable size nowadays. And yet they apply a surfeit of care and traditional knowledge to their products, seemingly following the impulses of their vegetative nerve system rather than a deliberate programme. Ever since their fields were also identified as prime real estate in the development plan of the expanding provincial capital, however, they have known that the battle zone has already reached their barn door.
Ralph Eue
Nominated for Prize of the Interreligious Jury, FIPRESCI Prize
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Natur in Bearbeitung
Rural vs. Urban
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Earthworks – Installation

Earthworks – Installation
Joe Gerhardt, Ruth Jarman
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
Documentary Film
UK,
Spain
2016
2 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Joe Gerhardt
Ruth Jarman

The earth never sleeps. The duo Semiconductor distils research data on earth movements and animates them in a five-channel installation. In a dark hall, visitors to the Sónar Barcelona 2016 festival are captivated by a huge, luminous band of ceaselessly morphing layers of colours and strange sounds, experiencing a cut through both landscape and time.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
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Earthworks – Making Of Joe Gerhardt, Ruth Jarman
Creaking, rumbling and trickling, earth movements leave traces of sound. The duo Semiconductor animates research data and conveys geological processes in a fascinating way.
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Earthworks – Making Of

Earthworks – Making Of
Joe Gerhardt, Ruth Jarman
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
Documentary Film
UK,
Spain
2016
10 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Joe Gerhardt
Ruth Jarman

Geologically, layers of earth form over thousands of years. The processes are almost imperceptible to humans. A research project in a Spanish quarry reconstructs earth movements, models them and records them acoustically. Creaking, rumbling and trickling, the layers leave traces of sounds animated in an audiovisual five-channel installation by the duo Semiconductor.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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Everyday Is Like Sunday

Todos los días domingos
Alberto Dexeus
International Competition Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Spain
2021
15 minutes
Spanish,
Catalan
subtitles: 
English

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Alberto Dexeus
Bernat Manzano
Miguel Ángel Blanca
Montse Pujol Solà
Alberto Dexeus
Alberto Dexeus
Iban R. Gabarró

Thoughts, sometimes just numbers, reach us from offscreen almost like music, like a mantra or a prayer. What we see are circular fragments from familiar spaces: a mirror, a magnifying glass. A day like any other day: without medication, or perhaps better with? A film like the investigation of an uncertainty principle: do we really see better with a magnifying glass? A face scratched out of the family album: the gap is draped with flowers and cut-out pictures of clothes and finally filled again by a drawing.

Borjana Gaković
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Family Ties
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In Ictu Oculi

Begiak hesteko artean
Jorge Moneo Quintana
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Spain
2020
15 minutes
Spanish,
Basque
subtitles: 
English

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Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Benito Macías Cantón

In the blink of an eye – as the film is titled – 66 years pass by, seven centuries of stone crumble and a savings bank replaces a church. In six and two half chapters, Jorge Moneo Quintana succeeds in a feat of archival work, montage and sound design. The organic merging of images that show the site’s transformation submerge the audience into a pleasantly sober reflection on the beauty and sadness of decay.

Kim Busch
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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Zustand der Welt
Sinn und Sein
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Audience Award Competition Short Film 2021
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Madrid, Bad Life Isabela Bianchi , Ignacio Ruiz Gómez, Pablo Adiego Almudevar, María Gómez
Madrid today, seen from the point of view of a 1901 sociological study: criminal, tattooed, queer life everywhere. A humorous and playful praise of disobedience.
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Madrid, Bad Life

Madrid, mala vida
Isabela Bianchi , Ignacio Ruiz Gómez, Pablo Adiego Almudevar, María Gómez
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Spain
2021
13 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English, German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing

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Isabela Bianchi
Ignacio Ruiz Gómez
Pablo Adiego Almudevar
María Gómez
María Gómez
Rafael de los Reyes
João Villaça
Miguel Salas
Daniel Cañizarez
Isabela Bianchi
Ignacio Ruiz Gómez
Carlos Mármol
Pablo Adiego Almudevar
Ignacio Ruiz Gómez
María Gómez
Luciana Maia dos Santos

Madrid 2020 seen from over a hundred years ago. A “Psycho-Sociological Study with Drawings and Photographs from Real Life” from 1901 sheds light on the various kinds of “lowlifes”: Criminals, parasites, outcasts and homosexuals populate the city. Both humorously and critically, the film examines the architecture, social structure and categories of outsiderdom. The result is a playful praise of disobedience.

Marie Kloos
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Sense and Being
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Makarìa

Makarìa
Giulia Attanasio
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Italy,
Spain
2020
35 minutes
Italian
subtitles: 
English

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Giulia Attanasio
Dario Ferraro
Gianni Rizzuto
Stefania Bona
Dario Ferraro
Giulia Attanasio
Fabio Punzi
Davide Balistreri
Manuel Peluso
Jitter
Daina Dieva

Enza, in her early twenties, is a singer and seeker studying the rhythms of life in Salento. She breathes music, collects old folksongs and thus connects the people, the present and the past. Rooted in Tarantism and in the tradition of the healers she uses singing as a means to fight alienation. Her portrait is a cinematic legacy vibrating with intensity. It reveals the thin line walked by those who refuse to be satisfied with relative freedom.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
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Small Worlds, Big People
Sinn und Sein
Poesie und Grenzgänge
Umverteilen und Mitreden
Rural vs. Urban
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Me

Yo
Begoña Arostegui
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Spain
2020
13 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English

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Begoña Arostegui
Fernando Franco
Fernando Franco
Fernando Franco
Nacho Arenas
Maite Arroitajauregi

As a happily married manager of a department store, everything in the protagonist’s life is peaceful and orderly. But on his customary walk through the park one Sunday, he is suddenly confused by a sign marked with just one word: “Park”. The disturbance is so great that his everyday routine is thrown into chaos. Freely adapted from a story by Arthur Schnitzler.

Annina Wettstein
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Small Worlds, Big People
Sinn und Sein
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Kids DOK 2020
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Souvenir Paloma Canonica, Cristina Vilches Estella
Father and daughter climb up high, glide through water, travel over land, fly through the air and into space. A film about collecting souvenirs.
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Souvenir

Souvenir
Paloma Canonica, Cristina Vilches Estella
Kids DOK 2020
Animated Film
Spain,
Switzerland
2020
14 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Paloma Canonica
Cristina Vilches Estella
Cristina Vilches Estella
Paloma Canonica
Cristina Vilches Estella
Sofía Oriana Infante
Cristina Vilches Estella
Eric Martín Álvarez
Paloma Canonica
Cristina Vilches Estella
Cristina Vilches Estella
Alicia Bayona Casas
Paloma Canonica
Alicia Bayona Casas
Cristina Vilches Estella
Paloma Canonica

The day begins for father and daughter. They climb beyond their treehouse, glide over and under water, cross blooming landscapes, travel through the air and fly on into space. By ship, bicycle, balloon or on foot. A film about travelling, collecting souvenirs in passing and the question of what’s left at the end of a life.

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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Audience Award Competition 2020
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The Painting Andrés Sanz Vicente
Are we looking at a painting or is it looking back at us? Velázquez’s larger-than-life painting “Las Meninas” sparks captivating digressions about curiosity and penetrating gazes.
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The Painting

El cuadro
Andrés Sanz Vicente
Competition for the Audience Award 2020
Documentary Film
Spain
2019
107 minutes
English,
Spanish
subtitles: 
German

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Andrés Sanz Vicente
Antonio Gómez-Olea
Javier Ruiz Gómez
Andrés Sanz Vicente
Andrés Sanz Vicente
Andrés Sanz Vicente
Micky López
Santiago Rapallo

It has been said that the baroque artist Diego Velázquez didn’t paint figures, but the air and light between them. And one could say about this film that it is not Velázquez’s larger-than-life painting “Las Meninas” that is the subject, but the penetrating gaze with which it looks back at his viewers. Among the many clever minds that discuss the artist and the intricate structure of this painting’s composition, it is curiosity itself that somnambulates here.

“Paintings aren’t movies, they’re paintings”, insists art critic and historian Svetlana Alpers. She’s right, of course – and then again, she isn’t. She’s one of the renowned talking heads interrogated by director Andrés Sanz Vicente to solve a crime. But who or what actually died? Perhaps our ability to see, as Alpers claims? For around 400 years, Diego Velázquez’ painting has been exposed to the eyes of its public, the analyses of its scientifically advanced critics who have racked their brains over who on the canvas enters through which door and why. “The Painting” is a continuation of this painting-eye-encounter with the means of cinema. The air and the light between the concrete thing and its passionately glowing aura are captured. In this, but only in this, a painting can be a movie after all.
Sylvia Görke
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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Sinn und Sein
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Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2020
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The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy Uwe Brunner, Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon
Walk-in archive, time capsule and storage for the collective memory of a state of emergency: globally collected snapshots of self-isolation and quarantine.
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The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy

The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy
Uwe Brunner, Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon
Extended Reality 2020
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Austria,
Germany,
Spain
2020
10 minutes
English

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Uwe Brunner
Bettina Katja Lange
Joan Soler-Adillon

Covid-19 has made quarantine and self-isolation the everyday experience for many. This project, developed at the CPH:LAB, invites people to scan their most personal places and moments. The resulting VR experience is a walk-in archive and time capsule, the collective memory of a state of emergency which also preserves forgotten virtues like deceleration and the spirit of discovery.

Lars Rummel